Friday, January 12, 2018

Homework Number 2-42 (01/12/2018)
flags of the world
world fact book

Math
Complete all of the following work in your Buckle Down book.
page 28, 1-6
page 40, 1-6
page 50, 28-32

page 121, numbers 11, 13, 15, 17, 19

page 104, numbers 13-15

Science
Read pages 285-287 and add the three highlighted words to your dictionary: 14. Substance  15. Compound  16. Mixture

International Day
1. Identify one or two nations that are part of your family's heritage.
2. Find the flag from one of those nations on the website below. You will make a banner with this flag next week.

flags of the world (click on your flag for a larger picture)

ELA
Read pages 197 to 199 in Codex.

Answer questions 1, 3, 4, and 8 in your notebook.

Social Studies
Write a three-paragraph debate speech that answers the debate question below. It is due on Tuesday (loose-leaf).  
Follow the directions below.  I will collect your speech after we debate next week.

DEBATE QUESTION: “Should Americans have a strong, involved government, or should we have a government that has a limited influence on the way we live our lives?”

(Click on these links for help:
link 1: sample arguments "(Should government be involved in the lives of the people?")
link 2: evidence for our debate Ducksters.com (start by clicking on democracy)

Speech Outline:
Paragraph One:  Present your claim/thesis and provide supporting evidence.


Paragraph Two: Present the counterclaim and one piece of supporting evidence; rebut the counterclaim (explain why your claim is better than the counterclaim)


Paragraph Three: Restate your claim and give your most convincing piece of evidence; write a concluding sentence.



You must use a quotation from the Preamble or textbook, pages 240-241.



Success Criteria for your Speech

  1. I can write in complete, organized paragraphs.
  2. I can write a clear claim/thesis in the introduction.
  3. I can give and cite clear evidence that supports my claim.
  4. I can provide a counterclaim and rebut it.
  5. I can write a clear conclusion that restates my claim and gives a strong closing sentence.


Classwork:
Question 4: Roughly half a million students in 65 nations and educational systems representing 80 percent of the global economy took part in the 2012 edition of PISA, which is coordinated by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, or OECD.  The numbers are even more sobering when compared among only the 34 OECD countries. The United States ranked 26th in math — trailing nations such as the Slovakia, Portugal and Russia. What’s more, American high school students dropped to 21st in science (from 17th in 2009) and slipped to 17th in reading (from 14th in 2009), according to the results.”
Please interpret this quote from Daniel Arkin, an NBC News staff writer, and explain what you think the government should do about this situation.


Thursday, January 11, 2018



Homework Number 2-41 (01/11/2018)

flags of the world
world fact book

Math
Blue Handbook
Read page 233 on writing equations.  Answer questions 24-26 on page 234.

Science

  1. Reread “Isotopes” on page 281 and write a definition for the word “isotope.”
  2. Examine the circle graph on page 282 and read the caption underneath.  What do you notice about the graph?
  3. Explain how the Chlorine 37 (Cl-37) is different from the Chlorine 35 (Cl-35).

ELA
If you have not completed your first draft of the Chew on This essay, finish it at home.

Social Studies

Write a three-paragraph debate speech that answers the debate question below. It is due on Tuesday (loose-leaf).  
Follow the directions below.  I will collect your speech after we debate next week.

“Should Americans have a strong, involved government, or should we have a government that has a limited influence on the way we live our lives?”

(Click on this link to read some arguments about this topic: "Should government be involved in the lives of the people?")

Speech Outline:
Paragraph One:  Present your claim/thesis and provide supporting evidence.


Paragraph Two: Present the counterclaim and one piece of supporting evidence; rebut the counterclaim (explain why your claim is better than the counterclaim)


Paragraph Three: Restate your claim and give your most convincing piece of evidence; write a concluding sentence.


You must use a quotation from the Preamble or textbook, pages 240-241.
(on loose-leaf)


Success Criteria for your Speech

  1. I can write in complete, organized paragraphs.
  2. I can write a clear claim/thesis at the end of the introduction.
  3. I can give and cite clear evidence that supports my claim.
  4. I can provide a counterclaim and rebut it.
  5. I can write a clear conclusion that restates my claim and gives a strong closing sentence.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Homework Number 2-40

Math
Study for the unit test on expressions tomorrow.  Use your review sheet, worksheets, and notebook to study.

Science
Use pages 270-283 of your textbook to help you write definitions for the following words in the next section of your Science Dictionary.  Watch this video if you are having trouble.



1.atom
2. nucleus
3. proton
4. electron
5. neutron
6. isotope
7. atomic number
8. atomic weight
9. period
10. group
11. nonmetals
12. metal
13. metalloid


Classwork Questions:

  1. What is the Periodic Table of the Elements?
  2. What is the purpose of the Periodic Table?
  3. An atom consists of what three particles?
  4. Define atomic number, atomic symbol, and atomic mass.
  5. The Periodic Table can be classified into what three groups?


Main Idea: What does the Periodic Table allow us to do?


ELA
Complete page 196 in Codex.

Social Studies
Read “Jefferson Opposes Hamilton” on pages 240-241.  Also, read the green box on page 241.  

  1. How did Hamilton and Jefferson disagree about the “ability of the average citizen to make decisions for the country”?
  2. Who do you think was right?  Explain your answer.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Homework Number 2-39 (01/09/2018)

Math
Complete the review sheet for the expressions test.  It is worth two homeworks.

Study for your unit test on Thursday.

Science
Read pages 282-283 in your textbook.  Answer questions 2 and 5 on page 283.

Extra Credit: Adopt an element.  Make an attractive tile that is a copy of the one in the back of your textbook.  On a separate sheet of paper, write a paragraph that gives interesting facts about your element. (50 point extra credit grade)



Links to help you learn about the Periodic Table of the Elements:







(with some joking)

Song

ELA
Use each of the new focus words in sentences.

Social Studies
You have an open-book quiz on the Constitution tomorrow.  Bring your notebook.  (100 points)


You may want to review the yellow terms on pages 154-173 of your textbook.  You should also review the Bill of Rights on pages 204-205.  Focus on Amendment 1 (R.A.P.P.S.).

Monday, January 8, 2018

Homework Number 2-38 (01/08/2018)

Math
Please finish the expressions task.
Complete the take-home quiz on linear expressions.
Study for your unit test on Thursday.

Science
Please read pages 278-281 in your science book.  Then, answer questions 3 and 4 on page 283.


Basic Introduction to the Periodic Table

ELA
Copy this week's focus words and definitions.

Social Studies
You have a quiz on the Constitution on Wednesday.  Make sure that you have your notebook with you.

Pick one of the following two options:

option 1: (5 points extra credit added to any grade)
You must hand in a script for your Bill of Rights skit tomorrow.  Here is the success criteria:
  1. I can include action and dialogue for at least three parts: the accused, a police officer, and a lawyer.  Each character must speak at least two times.
  2. I can write down the script for each character on loose-leaf.  (The script is the dialogue and it must appear in quotation marks.)  My heading and my role (accused, lawyer, etc.) should appear at the top of the page.
  3. Underneath my dialogue, I can identify the amendments that were violated.  
  4. I can explain how the amendments were violated.
  5. I can explain what should have been done to prevent the rights of the accused from being violated.
Each part is worth ten points (50 points total).  You may edit and revise your skit for homework.  I will collect it tomorrow.


Option 2:
The Constitution has three main parts.
  1. What is the purpose of the Preamble?
  2. What is the purpose of the seven articles?
  3. What is the purpose of the amendments, especially the first 10 (the Bill of Rights)?
Print and submit copy request for Const. Test.

Check on status for Int. Day flag letter.


Friday, January 5, 2018

Homework Number 2-37 (01/05/2018)

Math
Complete the worksheet on expressions and study for the unit test on Wednesday.

Science
Read pages 274-277 in your textbook.  Answer question 2 on page 277 and draw the diagram on the bottom of page 275 in your notebook.

ELA
Complete pages 87-91 in the Ready Book.

Social Studies
Revise your skit.  Make sure that it is written as a list (like a procedure in science class).  Make sure that you identify the specific amendment or amendments that have been violated.  Number one should ("what happened").  Should be detailed.  It should tell a little story.

Pretend that you are a lawyer helping someone who has had his or her rights violated.  We will call this person “the defendant.” Complete the homework below and number each part.  Your homework should look like a lab report procedure.  


  1. Describe what happened to the defendant.  
  2. What right was violated?  Identify the amendment using pages 204-205 for help.  
  3. Explain what should have been done to protect the rights of your client.  Write as much as you need to.


Summary of Amendments 4, 5, 6, and 8:
4th Amendment: you have the right to privacy and cannot be searched unless the police follow certain rules

5th Amendment: the government has to follow certain rules if you are accused of a crime; you do not ever have to speak against yourself; you can request a lawyer

6th Amendment: you have the right to a trial with regular people who will decide if you are guilty or not-guilty

8th Amendment: punishments must match the crime that has been committed; punishments can not be “too big” for the crime

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Homework Number 2-36 (01/03/2018)

Math
Complete the worksheet on subtracting linear expressions.

Science
Read pages 270-273 in your textbook.  In your notebook, answer questions 1 and 5 on page 277.

You will have an open-book quiz on chemical and physical changes tomorrow.

ELA
Explain why teenagers often make the ideal employees for fast food restaurants.  A single paragraph in your notebook.  Refer to ideas you learned today to support your answer.

Social Studies
Pretend that you are a lawyer helping someone who has had his or her rights violated.  We will call this person “the defendant.” Complete the homework below and number each part.  Your homework should look like a lab report procedure.  


  1. Describe what happened to the defendant.  
  2. What right was violated?  Identify the amendment using pages 204-205 for help.  
  3. Explain what should have been done to protect the rights of your client.  Write as much as you need to.

This writing should take up about one page in your notebook.


Summary of Amendments 4, 5, 6, and 8:
4th Amendment: you have the right to privacy and cannot be searched unless the police follow certain rules

5th Amendment: the government has to follow certain rules if you are accused of a crime; you do not ever have to speak against yourself; you can request a lawyer

6th Amendment: you have the right to a trial with regular people who will decide if you are guilty or not-guilty

8th Amendment: punishments must match the crime that has been committed; punishments can not be “too big” for the crime